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Old Jun 30, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Nice to hear that. The MM is a great introduction to sailing, and can also be challenging for more seasoned sailors.

I took my second MM for a second "testdrive" today. Conditions were great, and I was also able to shoot some nice pics:




The reflection of the waves at the bow made an interesting pattern on the semi-transparant main sail






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Old Jun 30, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Nice Looking MK1 MM's.

Don't see a lot of them outside of Europe.

Here are a few photos of my MK1's

The MM is CLEARLY a great boat for the beginner as well as the experienced sailor.

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Old Jul 01, 2012, 02:47 PM
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A longer vid of my second MM:

https://vimeo.com/45024654
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Joining the fun. Hope, you like attached,
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 03:24 AM
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Hello !
My favorite picture of the Youpi (french kit or rts) :







[IMG]http://api.ning.com/files/fnhYsTreMlnhB4ZmU2qCVjJ8t3Wkf8O8UOtRfcO1ttXir8ZJUp Bsl6efWvbrJ-yF8Q7M6UD*wO-TVamwvBPnkVufppKuBk0*/grosplan.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://api.ning.com/files/0g*WSSDS1EMXq*RS4y6DqBjVGb541PAzTkUQoNhsZqGMxW*qJb YFrsaxr0TlEieFIVDsZxRMQ2IlnZ6OjUbmt1xRUYbHD9EW/Youpibrise12.jpg[/IMG]

For more picture of the youpie, welcome on my blog
http://voiliers-classiques-rc.voile-rc.net/
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Nice pics!
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Good stuff guys! Keep them coming.
Thanks for sharing - Boomer
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Thanks !
Little video of a Yippie on a slow wind...

voilier rc YOUPI (0 min 52 sec)


Youpi 11 en navigation sur le lac de Joux le 27 avril 2012 (1 min 24 sec)


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Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Graceful, that's for sure. I do wonder though, that small sail high up, does it really add to the propulsion, or just cause more listing? And it seems the jib sails are sheeted at a lower angle than the main sail. I thought most boats prefer it the other way around, so a "slot" stays open between the mast and the trailing edge of the jib sail, and this situation will allow better airflow over the downwind side of the main sail, giving it more lift as air flows more rapidly over the curved surface.
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Old Jul 03, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Hello,

The highest sail is very useful and brings a lot of power, especially next to the bank. She allows to navigate when there is little wind. We remove it when the wind increases.

For the sails of front certain add a 3rd sail because on the big boats she "sticks" the nets of air, but on a mockup the turbulence is more important than the aerodynamic gain because in this size this sail is very small.

In fact on a rigging of this type, the big sail is more important than the sails of the front according to my experiences... Thank for your comment !

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 02:26 PM
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HD version of a Micro Magic vid I uploaded earlier:

Second time I took my second Micro Magic to my favorite pond (HD version) (2 min 9 sec)
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Hello,

The highest sail is very useful and brings a lot of power, especially next to the bank. She allows to navigate when there is little wind. We remove it when the wind increases.

For the sails of front certain add a 3rd sail because on the big boats she "sticks" the nets of air, but on a mockup the turbulence is more important than the aerodynamic gain because in this size this sail is very small.

In fact on a rigging of this type, the big sail is more important than the sails of the front according to my experiences... Thank for your comment !

Dominique

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well it most certainly is a stunning craft!

the way you make it sound, the little top sail, I guess is kinda like a Yawl sail? as I understand it... those sails are most useful for close quarters manuvering?

that's how I understand it at least I could very well be wrong, and if so, I would love an explanation.

fearless leader at work runs a Yawl type of sailboat.. of course his is vintage, all wood, and very very large.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 08:07 PM
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I was hanging out today, July 4th, with some of the guys from the RMYC, sailing seawinds.

thanks again folks for letting me play with your toys while I'm still getting something ready to get wet.

the video is interesting.. youtube now has a feature that will take out the shakes from your video.. the results seemed a bit.... dreamy

Sailing Seawinds on Lake Rooty (3 min 1 sec)
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 11:40 PM
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the triangular sail set above the main gaff is called a "topsail"
I do not believe there is anything called a "yawl sail"
a yawl rig is a two masted sloop, by definition when the mizzen mast is aft of the
rudder post it's a yawl.if the mizzen is fore of the rudder post it's a ketch rig.
yawl or ketch, they set a triangular "mainsail" and that spar can be used to
also hoist a staysail or even a mizzen spinnaker.
I don't think a topsail will help in maneuvering at all, since a sloop rig ought to
tack efficiently through the wind without it. Racing or cruising a topsail will give
you speed ,especially in lighter winds.
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 11:46 PM
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the triangular sail set above the main gaff is called a "topsail"
I do not believe there is anything called a "yawl sail"
a yawl rig is a two masted sloop, by definition when the mizzen mast is aft of the
rudder post it's a yawl.if the mizzen is fore of the rudder post it's a ketch rig.
yawl or ketch, they set a triangular "mainsail" and that spar can be used to
also hoist a staysail or even a mizzen spinnaker.
I don't think a topsail will help in maneuvering at all, since a sloop rig ought to
tack efficiently through the wind without it. Racing or cruising a topsail will give
you speed ,especially in lighter winds.
Ahhhh.. thanks for clearing that up for me.. when I said yawl sail, I really did mean rig. Can I assume that I am correct that a yawl rig is often used for maneuvering around in close quarters? like say... all the mains are down and you are coming into dock
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